Gustavus Hamilton-Russell, 10th Viscount Boyne

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Gustavus Michael George Hamilton-Russell, 10th Viscount Boyne KCVO, JP (10 December 1931 – 14 December 1995)[1] was an Irish peer, soldier and banker.


He was the son of Hon. Gustavus Lascelles Hamilton-Russell, oldest son of Gustavus Hamilton-Russell, 9th Viscount Boyne, and his wife Joan Verena Lloyd-Verney (1908–1938), only daughter of Sir Harry Lloyd-Verney by his wife Lady Joan Cuffe, elder daughter of Hamilton Cuffe, 5th Earl of Desart.[2] His father having died of wounds received at the Western Front in 1940,[3] he succeeded his grandfather as viscount two years later.[4] Boyne was educated at Eton College and went then to the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.[4] He studied later at the Royal Agricultural College.[2]


Boyne was commissioned into the Grenadier Guards in 1952 and retired as lieutenant.[4] In 1961, he was nominated Justice of the Peace for Shropshire and in 1965, a Deputy Lieutenant for the same county.[2] He became director of the National Westminster Bank in 1976, leaving in 1990.[2] Boyne was appointed a Lord-in-Waiting in 1981[5] and Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire in 1994,[6] holding both posts until his death in 1995.[2] Boyne was a Knight of the Venerable Order of Saint John, and in the latter year he was also awarded a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.[7]


On 11 April 1956, he married Rosemary Anne Stucley, second daughter of Sir Dennis Stucley, 5th Baronet.[2] They had three daughters and a son.[2] Boyne died aged 64, only days after his birthday and was succeeded in the viscountcy by his only son Gustavus.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - Peerage". Retrieved 6 May 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "ThePeerage - Gustavus Michael George Hamilton-Russell, 10th Viscount Boyne". Retrieved 6 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Blue Blood in Flanders". Time Magazine. 17 June 1940. Retrieved 6 May 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c Who is Who 1963. London: Adam & Charles Black Ltd. 1963. p. 380. 
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 48669. p. 8903. 3 July 1981. Retrieved 6 May 2009.
  6. ^ "Institute of Historical Research - Lord-Lieutenants of Counties (England & Wales) 1974-". Retrieved 6 May 2009. 
  7. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 54066. p. 4. 16 June 1995. Retrieved 6 May 2009.

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir John Dugdale
Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire
Succeeded by
Algernon Eustace Heber-Percy
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Gustavus Hamilton-Russell
Viscount Boyne
Succeeded by
Gustavus Hamilton-Russell